Monthly Archives: October 2010

High Britannia, High! (Reprise)

Only bad things can happen when miserliness meets masochism… especially when they merge over a supermarket bargain bin, bulging with remaindered DVDs. For some reason I felt compelled to finish what I’d started back in May, by picking up the … Continue reading

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Getting past it…

I was worried I’d set myself up for disappointment over the new series of Getting On by hyping myself into a tizzy… so it came as quite a relief to find that the show actually was worth all the build-up. … Continue reading

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‘Getting On’ again…

I don’t quite understand why, but there seems to be a conspiracy of confusion surrounding the promotion of the new series of Getting On, which (in case you’re curious) starts this Tuesday (26th) on BBC4 @ 10pm. My TV listings … Continue reading

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Sherlock-U-Like II: Sherlock N’ Roll

Having already voiced my disdain for the BBC’s “modern” (but weirdly regressive) reboot, I have to say I much prefer Guy Richie’s Sherlock Holmes (2009). For one thing, he retains the 19th Century setting, which means that all the sets … Continue reading

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Dear Pumpkin King…

This Halloween I’d like a copy of The Blaft Anthology of Tamil Pulp Fiction Vol. II, edited by Rakesh Khanna, and translated by Pritham K Chakravarthy. The cover was drawn by Shyam Shankar, and is also available to purchase as … Continue reading

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A Daisy by Any Other Name…

Normally I’d be loathe to recommend anything to do with The Mail on Sunday, since its parent paper is such a reprehensible right-wing rag… but the glossy mag that comes with it did have a great interview with Jessica Hynes … Continue reading

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Affirmation in Acting

Although I have nothing but contempt for the character she portrays in Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging, I think Georgia Groome actually gives a great performance as her namesake. On the DVD commentary, she claims that they had to use … Continue reading

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